senate Bill S4719

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Requires counties and cities with a population of one million or more to prepare comprehensive emergency management plans

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 19 / Apr / 2013
    • REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
  • 30 / May / 2013
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 17 / Jun / 2013
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 17 / Jun / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1386
  • 17 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 17 / Jun / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 17 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
  • 12 / Mar / 2014
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
  • 12 / Mar / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 4719A
  • 28 / May / 2014
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 4719B
  • 16 / Jun / 2014
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 16 / Jun / 2014
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1383
  • 16 / Jun / 2014
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A6530B

Summary

Requires counties and cities with a population of one million or more to prepare comprehensive emergency management plans.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S4719
S4719A
S4719B
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง23 & 24, Exec L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S4719

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to
essential vehicles and personnel in response to emergencies

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would amend the executive
law to allow home health aides and hospice caregivers the designation
as "essential personnel" in cases of declared emergencies.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1 - gives home health aids and agencies licensed under article
36 of the public health law (home care) the designation as essential
personnel in cases of declared emergencies.

Section 2 - effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: By enacting this legislation, New York State would
ensure that home health and hospice personnel are included in the
"essential personnel" designation in cases of declared emergencies.
Access to patients in restricted zones was a major problem for home
care and hospice staff in responding to Hurricane Sandy as well as
other emergency situations.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4719

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 19, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Securi-
  ty and Military Affairs

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to essential vehicles and
  personnel in response to emergencies

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Paragraph a of subdivision 1 of section 24 of the executive
law,  as added by chapter 640 of the laws of 1978, is amended to read as
follows:
  a. the establishment of a curfew and the prohibition  and  control  of
pedestrian  and  vehicular  traffic, except essential emergency vehicles
and personnel, WHICH SHALL INCLUDE PERSONNEL  DEPLOYED  BY  HOME  HEALTH
AGENCIES  LICENSED  OR  CERTIFIED UNDER ARTICLE THIRTY-SIX OF THE PUBLIC
HEALTH LAW, OR BY HOSPICES CERTIFIED UNDER ARTICLE FORTY OF  THE  PUBLIC
HEALTH  LAW,  AND  THEIR  VEHICLES, REQUIRING ACCESS IN ORDER TO PROVIDE
CARE AND TREATMENT TO INDIVIDUALS IN THEIR HOMES OR SHELTERS DURING SUCH
EMERGENCIES;
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10093-02-3

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